Klopp: I’d be a ‘real idiot’ to start making panic buys

Date published: Monday 22nd August 2016 9:18

Jurgen Klopp: Watches the action at Turf Moor

Jurgen Klopp: Frustrated by Turf Moor defeat

Jurgen Klopp will not make any rash decisions following Liverpool’s defeat to Burnley and said his leaky defence is not his main concern.

First-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray burst the Reds’ bubble after their eye-catching display in the 4-3 win against Arsenal on the opening day of the season.

The outspoken German was grilled by the press at Turf Moor as a result and laughed off suggestions that Liverpool need to strengthen in midfield as well as defence.

“If one game should change my mind then I would be a real idiot. I know you [questioners] would all buy a left-back but a midfielder?” said a defiant Klopp.

“We have 36 games left that is a big number. It is information I did not want – but I knew it before. Losing the ball in the buildup makes no sense.

Klopp also insisted that there were plenty of positives to take from the shock defeat and said the primary issue was attackers not taking their chances rather than the defence looking shaky.

“We can react better but I saw a lot of good things,” Klopp added.

“If you tell me last year we could have played at Burnley like this, not perfect of course, I would be really surprised. They could not defend against us like they wanted.

“It was not a day off, it was an experience we don’t want.

“It is not a defending problem it is an offensive problem. We should be ready in our development and these mistakes shouldn’t happen any more, but our training drills did not include us playing the ball at the wrong time [for the goals] to the opponent. We put ourselves under pressure.”

Liverpool’s performance also drew criticism from former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy, who said on Match of the Day that they should stop trying to play like Barcelona.

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    Mark Scott

    Jurgen Klopp will not make any rash decisions following Liverpool’s defeat to Burnley and said his leaky defence is not his main concern.

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    Lysias Sibanda

    I am baffled by the manager’s arrogance . To interpret the fixing of this leaky defense as ‘panic’ is mind boggling . Klopp just needs to do it if Liverpool are going to have a decent season . Please just give Henderson a rest as he is not first team material let alone captain/leader of this team . We need a left back and a central midfield pivot and no amount of ranting and raving by the manager will silence us .



    Between a coach who has worked with the team and knows the inside out of the club and compare with keyboard pundits who does not have any contact with the team and only based their judgement on what they seen on tv or during matches, Im pretty sure who to trust more.



    Garydos I take your point,but,as we all know,it’s clear that we need upgrades in the areas that Lysias mentions. Signing a DM and a LB is not ‘panic’. It’s ‘necessary’



    No doubt it is important that Klopp finds suitable candidates for the two positions. However when you’re in a panic, you will not be thinking right and when you’re in that state, you have a higher chance of doing something irrational. It’s proven by our past transfers.

    Even if we’re in dire need, no point buying any tom or harry knowing that there is a high possibility that we will end up being upset because you bought the wrong player.

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